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have just cured all of us ever of seeing that trope that same way ever again. best new thing in the world today. thank you. i will never get that out of my mind. "first look" is up next. good morning. right now on "first look," major health challenge as the first u.s. case of ebola surfaces. >> but remember, ebola doesn't spread before someone gets sick. >> now the cdc is scrambling to track the virus. and the heat is on. the head of the secret service for answers on a major security breach. >> ma'am, i want a short answer. i have very little time. >> i wish to god you -- you protected the white house like you're protecting your reputation here today. >> now a new mess for the secret service who let an armed felon into an elevator with president obama. plus, pro-democracy demonstrations rage on in hong kong. winter has already arrived in parts of the u.s.
and a thriller as the major league playoffs get under way. good wednesday morning, everyone, i'm angie goff. it is here. the first confirmed ebola diagnosis in the u.s. a man is critically ill at a dallas hospital after visiting liberia. and now the scramble to figure out if he infected others. nbc's jay gray is in dallas for us this morning. >> reporter: this morning the first patient diagnosed in the u.s. with the deadly ebola virus continues to receive treatment from a team of experts inside this dallas hospital. >> our staff is trained and prepared to take care of patients with a variety of infectious diseases including ebola virus disease. >> reporter: they will have help from the centers for disease control. a medical team has been rushed to texas to assist in the treatment and track down and monitor the handful of people the patient had had contact with after flying from west africa on september 19th to visit his family in dallas. >> the bottom line here is that
i have no doubt that we will control this importation or this case of ebola so that it does not spread widely in this country. >> reporter: ebola is not an airborne virus. instead it's transmitted by direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids from someone infected and already exhibiting symptoms of the disease. more than 6500 people have been diagnosed with ebola in africa. more than 3,000 there have died. >> it's a severe disease which has a high case fatality rate even with the best of care. but there are core tried-and-try public health interventions that stop it. >> reporter: a procedure that for the first time has been used on an ebola patient diagnosed on american soil. doctors here will not discuss their treatment protocol including any experimental drugs that the patient may receive during his stay here. that is the latest live in
dallas. i'm jay gray. angie, back to you. >> jay, thanks. accused white house fence jumper omar gonzalez will face a judge later today. now, at a previous hearing the judge ruled that he'd be held without bail, but that could be revisited. meanwhile, the secret service is under fire. the agency's director was questioned by lawmakers yesterday. at the same time, a new report says the secret service allowed an armed security contractor who had a criminal record into an elevator with the president on a recent trip to atlanta. nbc's tracie potts is live from washington. and tracie, there on the hill, lawmakers, they don't seem the least bit satisfied with that hearing. are we going to see more backlash today? >> reporter: well, we certainly could, angie. good morning, everyone. and the interesting thing about that is it's equal. democrats, republicans seem equally outraged about this. and now we're getting new information that three days before the president -- before his family, i should say, experienced that fence jumper, the president himself was at risk.
>> i want to thank dr. freeden and everybody here at the center -- >> reporter: a new "washington post" report said when president was at the cdc in atlanta, a security contractor with a criminal record and a gun was standing right next to him in the elevator and that the man was never screened. >> don't let somebody get close to the president. >> i will make sure that it znlt happen again. >> reporter: this comes after a new report that the white house fence jumper was stopped by an off-duty officer who just happened to be nearby. director julia pierson admits agents did not follow protocol. >> i don't sense from you, director pierson, a sense of outrage about that. >> i wish to god you -- you protected the white house like you're protecting your reputation here today. >> reporter: omar gonzalez is in court today facing three counts for jumping the fence and making it all the way into the east room of the white house. initially the secret service said he was stopped just inside the door. >> were you lying to the american people, or were you misled by your own agents about where the intruder was tackled?
>> the secret service is conducting an ongoing investigation. >> tremendous restraint is not what we're looking for. the message should be overwhelming force. >> americans know that the next attempt to take the white house may not be by a crazed solo knife-wielding veteran with ptsd. it could well be a planned attack from a terrorist organization. >> reporter: and there's another concern, too, that agents, the rank-and-file, may be afraid to speak up to their superiors. director pierson tells congress that is unacceptable. we'll continue to follow it today. angie. >> tracie potts live from capitol hill, thank you. the mayor of los angeles suburb was shot to death following an argument with his wife. according to officials, the mayor of bell gardens reportedly got into an argument with his wife. his 19-year-old son tried to intervene. and after allegedly punching his son, officials say his wife got
a gun and shot him several times. his wife was questioned but released late yesterday. the district attorney will decide whether to press charges. crespo and his wife were high school sweethearts and married nearly 30 years. in california, two new laws get tough on guns and bags. first, firearms. families can now ask a judge to remove guns from a relative deemed a threat. they'll also be banned from buying them. and no more using these things, those plastic bags. those are going to be phased out starting next summer. the change hits supermarkets first. every year it's estimated that californians tossed out 13 million plastic bags. in china, tension as national day which celebrates independence is honored. ♪ in beijing, it was business as usual. a flag was raised at tiananmen square. more than 100,000 were on hand. but a different scene in hong
kong as a swell of protesters gathered. pro-democracy backers surrounding the business hub there. protesters gave the government until today to meet their demands, but leaders refused to budge. growing outrage days before one of america's notorious convicted cop killers speaks to college grads in vermont. officials at godard college say it was the students who selected jamal as their commencement speaker. he will give the speech this sunday via a pre-recorded video. abu jamal is serving life in prison for killing a philadelphia police officer in 1981. he fought for years against his original death penalty sentence. in 1996 he received a bachelor of arts degree from the private liberal arts college. pennsylvania's u.s. senator pat toomey called the college's decision, quote, outrageous and users are giving the college's facebook page one-star ratings. they're calling the move disgraceful and calling on the administration to resign. the future hall of famer
hung up his cleats just days ago, and now in his first interview since retiring, derek jeter sat down with "today's" matt lauer. >> you're two days into the rest of your life. so what was the first day like? i mean, obviously you're coming off the high of boston. but what was it like? did you look around? did you stand in your apartment saying now what? >> i did. i got nervous because i had to do this interview with you, so i tried to prepare myself. i don't know if i can ever prepare myself for this. >> the 40th interview we've done. >> it's funny because someone mentioned to me i went from an old amman in baseball to a young man in life, and i liked how that sounded. so i consider myself young again. >> you'll be able to see that exclusive full interview later this morning only on nbc's "today" show. and for a look at other sports, look who we have to go to. our friend richard lui. richard, a big night for baseball. >> absolutely. weird to see jeter out of uniform as he does count down those days. good morning, angie. the postseason under way. the royals and a's faced off in a do-or-die wild card game.
oakland's brandon moss exploding in the first inning with a two-run homer. does it again in the sixth. look at that one. that brings in three more runs to retake the lead, but the royals rally, send it into extra innings. in the 12th, after the a's take an 8-7 lead, this. >> gordon on deck. high chopper. they'll never get him. tie game. now looking for a two-out hit. into left field! the kansas city royals! >> wow! yeah, the royals, 9-8 in that one, they advance to the a.l. division finals on thursday. protesting university of michigan students want their athletic director fired. some also want the head coach, brady hoke, gone as well over shane morris who was put back in the game saturday despite showing signs of a concussion. it was later announced tuesday
morris did not suffer a concussion. michigan will now have a medical profession in the press box or video booth. the fcc considering a petition to ban the redskins' name from public airwaves. a law professor says the name violates fcc rules indecent content akin to broadcasting obscenity. the fcc chairman saying there are a number of terms that became inappropriate over time and the redskins is included. native americans and others consider the name a racial slur. angie, back to you. >> richard, thanks so much. someone who lives in washington, this is a big, hot story. >> oh, yeah. >> it's not going to end any time soon. thanks. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here. and bill, it -- >> we were talking about something that's just bee gipping, not ending. >> oh, the winter. the winter. the brr factor, right? >> i know, i've got some pictures for you. >> cool. >> the storm that just went through the rockies at the higher elevations, it came down. although the leaves are still on the trees in the lower elevations, this was silverton, colorado. the ski patrol got their first
run in of the season. yes, ever so slowly, it is arriving. this morning, though, we're worried about rain for your morning commute and getting through your day. heavy rain over st. joseph, missouri, will move to kansas city for the morning commute and des moines it's raining now. it will rain all morning long. it's just about over with in omaha. later today, thunderstorms, wind damage and large hail possible. maybe even an isolated tornado or two. missouri into areas of kansas including the kansas city area. and then tomorrow, a strong cold front blowing through the central plains into the tennessee valley will bring strong storms from chicago all the way down to houston. and then finally if you're in southern new england, you've been very dry through much of september. we're starting the first day of october with rain. from boston to hartford, providence and long island, a rainy day for you and especially morning commute. >> take cover. thanks, bill. well, he is the internet's most dangerous person in the world. can you guess who it is? plus, is the alleged pennsylvania cop killer getting sloppy as he tries to evade police? and a bizarre scene on a public bus caught on camera.
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welcome back. police in pennsylvania found two functional pipe bombs in the pocono mountains. they're the latest items thrown away by the man wanted in the ambush style killing of the pennsylvania trooper last month. it is the second dui arrest for 18-time gold medalist michael phelps. and now branding experts are telling nbc that it could cause sponsors to back out. phelps was arrested and charged with dui in baltimore late monday night after he was spotted driving 84 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone. phelps apologized to his fans on twitter, saying he was, quote, deeply sorry to everyone i let down. end quote. police in arizona arrested this man nearly a month after this surveillance video. this camera on a bus captured him brutally beating the driver there. it all started when the passenger wanted to be let off naer a dry area away from pulgds and water and the driver refused. the driver did suffer a
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almost made it as far as the oval office the other day. almost -- did i lose a golf ball in here? >> and with that, here's your hump day edition of "scrambled politics." at the secret service, congressional hearing yesterday, one congressman had a simple solution to avoid some of the mistakes made in the 2011 white house shooting. >> again, simple thing. if someone opens a window or a window is broken at my house, i have an alarm. have you ever heard of these guys? okay? this is -- it's not very costly. you can subscribe, but that can be installed. it's a simple technology device. >> wow. well, featured on msnbc.com right now, wendy davis goes on attack during final gubernatorial debate. sparks flew as she squared off with republican greg abbott last night. davis skewered him on issues like abortion and gay marriage.
one of the biggest confrontations came when the state attorney general accused her of acting unethically. he insisted she personally profited when cabela's moved to fort worth when davis was a council member there. >> so you personally profited. you were able to -- >> mr. abbott, i did not -- you are not telling the truth right now, and you know you are not telling the truth. i did not personally profit from that. a judge is telling former idaho senator larry craig to pay up for using campaign funds in an attempt to overturn a guilty verdict in the so-called wide-stance fiasco. it was 2007 when the married republican was arrested for lewd conduct in an airport restroom. the fine, $242,000. and there he is. russia's miss emergency situation's ministry 2014. candidates are plucked only from that agency. they're evaluated on professionalism, fitness, individuality, creativity, and
we think attractiveness has something to do with it. and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." for more on the secret service security breach, i'm joined now by "chicago sun times" reporter lynn sweet. lynn, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so the secret service story, it just seems like it keeps getting worse. and as we watch these new security breach bombshells continue to drop, the big question this morning i think a lot of lawmakers and a lot of americans have is our president in danger? >> well, i think the thing to remember is nothing happened in these other incidents. more than the fence-jumping incident, the other revelation that happened in these string of stories is that he was in the elevator in atlanta with an armed -- with a security guard who had arms -- a gun on him and his detail didn't know it. that's perhaps more serious. you know, during the testimony at the house hearing on tuesday, it did seem like there was some common-sense things that the
secret service was not doing. you know, people in washington wonder just why isn't the fence higher around the white house? so i do think the president is safe because in the end, nothing happened. but on the other hand, you can't underestimate the seriousness of these breaches. >> yeah, and lynn, when you mentioned that hearing, i want to touch on that because julia pierson who we just saw right there, julia pierson is in charge of the secret service. and you know, she's catching a lot of heat this morning because lawmakers didn't appear very satisfied with what she said. she didn't really answer the questions that they were asking her. a lot of them were yes or no, and it seems like she danced around them. is this going to hurt her job? is her job on the line? >> she's new, so perhaps not. but i think her credibility already has taken a beating before the house committee and oversight and government reform. part of what she probably didn't realize is that she needed to show more overt concern than she did. you know, i don't know her.
maybe she's a very cool and collected person, but it was clear that what lawmakers want -- both democrat and republican -- is to show some, i guess, outrage at what happened on her watch. >> yeah. with her saying she's taken responsityway from that hearing saying they just don't believe her. thank you so much, lynn sweet. and just ahead, the uproar over caffeine-infused underwear? "first buzz" is next. no. in the basement. why can't we just get in the running car? are you crazy? let's hide behind the chainsaws. smart. yeah. ok. if you're in a horror movie, you make poor decisions. it's what you do. this was a good idea. shhhh. be quiet. i'm being quiet. you're breathing on me! if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. head for the cemetery! ♪ ♪
that it's been marketed towards women, that it's going to melt away the cellulite and the fat. well, here's the skinny. the government's saying you got tricked. you got duped if you bought them. they do not work. right now they are paying out $1.5 million. two companies are doing refunds for people that bought these. >> you mean you can't just lose weight by putting something on? >> no, unfortunately not. >> we actually have to move and exercise? >> the shapewear can squeeze you in an inch or two. >> do you at least get the buzz from it? >> that would be nice. speaking of more buzz -- >> oh, this is, you know, maybe a little controversy. if you are ever going to a high school lately, you can kind of get where they were going with this, but maybe they didn't do it in the right way. this is devil's lake high school in north dakota. they have sent a message out, and they've cracked down on no more yoga pants, no more skinny jeans and no more leggings. and here's the quote of the day. the assistant principal says the new dress code's a way to prevent distracting teachers and other students. >> really. >> that's creepy. teachers? >> that whole statement.
>> they could have left out the distracting the teachers. >> exactly. >> what are the kids going to wear now? >> they'll say it wasn't schoollike or something. >> i'm angie goff, and this is "first look." "way too early" with thomas roberts starts right now. an individual traveling from liberia has been diagnosed with ebola in the united states. >> ebola in america. the cdc announcing an infected patient is now being treated at a dallas hospital. what you need to know this morning. under tough questioning, the secret service director says president obama is safe, but a new report shows the agency allowed an armed man with a criminal record in an elevator with the commander in chief. and on a lighter note, the blue phone is back! for "way too early to call." your clue today, it's a relief our guest is in the habit of waking up early for morning tv. can you guess who she is? this is "way too early"!
jay litman with the best arm in the business. hi, everybody, good morning. i'm thomas roberts. it is wednesday, october the 1st. welcome to "way too early," the show that had a very hard time with today's riddle because our guest, he got too much fame. get it? you don't get it? you will figure it out. he got too much fame. all right. so we're going to get right to our top story today. it is the very latest on the first case of the ebola virus to be diagnosed here at home. at this hour, health officials say the unidentified patient is fighting for his life at a hospital in dallas. the cdc confirms the man tested positive for the virus but is unsure how he became infected. now, he took a flight from liberia to dallas on september the 19th to visit family. four or five days later, the man started to feel sick. right t